“Troublemaker”was what was given to my friend Peter by his teachers．They also said that he had no future and no hope! But now I suggest that anyone who said that should say“sorry”to him．
Peter finished Grade Nine，and then he went to study at a technical college．He became a leader of a group of bad boys．After graduation he had nothing to d0，SO he just hung around by the market with his friends．
It looked like nothing could change his life．It was not until the day that his father died．He left the boys and went to help his mother who sold food by the roadside． He really pitied his mum and wanted to do something to support her．He loved reading cartoon(漫画)books and had been collecting them for years，So he decided that he should sell them．Soon he realized that his books were very popular．So he made up his mind to set up his own business．He went around buying cartoon books from other people．He bought them for 25％and then sold them for half price．
These days，he doesn’t have to go around looking for cartoon books because there are always people coming to his shop to sell their old ones．He now has a monthly income of about 55，000 baht(泰铢)．
He was a“troublemaker”to his teachers but he is a hero to me．If you are judged by your teachers as a“bad student”．I suggest you ignore what they say．Just do your best in everything．Don’t give up so eas-ily， Believe me ，one day you could be successful,too.
1．Why does the author think some people should say“sorry”to Peter?
A.They refused to help him．B.They considered him hopeless．
C.They looked down on his parents．D.They made him give up his friends．
2.What did Peter do after his father died?
A.He worked at a market．B.He learnt to draw pictures．
C.He started his own business．D.He continued his college studies．
3.How does Peter get second-hand cartoon books now?
A.He buys them from bookstores．B.He goes around collecting them．
C.He borrows them from his friends．D.He waits for people to sell them to him．
4.The word ignore in paragraph 6 is closest in meaning to___ ．
A.take no interest in B.pay no attention to
C.believe in D.stick to
Welcome to North Road Medical Centre!We are open from 8：30 a．m．until 6 P．m．Monday to Friday. Appointments(预约)with the doctors and nurses are acceptable both morning and afternoon．However，a same-day appointment may not necessarily be with your usual doctor．Patients may be seen by any member of the team．
If you decide to register(注册)with us，please speak to one of our receptionists(接诊员)．You will need to complete a registration form．Each new patient is asked to answer some medical questions．You should also make an appointment to see one of the nurses for a health check soon after registerin9．There is sometimes a delay in handing over medical records from your earlier doctor，and this appointment gives us valuable information about your health．
The Out of Hours Service is reachable from 6：30 P．m．until 8 a．m．Monday to Friday；at weekends from 6：30 P．m．Friday t0 8 a．m．Monday．Telephone 0845—345—8995 to talk to the Out of Hours Serv—ice．They will have a doctor get in touch with you．
For medical advice，you can call NHS Direct(24 hours)on 0845—4647 0r through the Internet at www．nhsdirect．nhs．com．You can always get advice over the telephone．
If you are too ill to come to the medical centre，You can ask for a home Visit over the telephone.Most visits by doctors are made between12 noon and 3 P.m．If you are able to phone before 11a.m。,this helps us to plan the day．
5.What can be learnt from paragraph 1?
A.The centre opens all week round．
B.Doctors and nurses work six hours a day.
C. Appointments are not accepted in the afternoon.
D.A same-day appointment may not be with the usual doctor．
6.What is a new patient advised to do alter registration?
A.Take a health check． B. Hand over medical records．
C.Ask some medical questions．
D.Complete an information form．
7.If you need the help of the Out of Hours Service，you may——．
A.call 0845—345—8995 B.telephone 0845 4647．
C.get in touch with a doctor D.visit the NHS Direct website
8.When do most doctors go for a home visit? A.Before 11 a.m．B.From 6：30 P.m．t0 8 a.m．
A.Before 11 a.m．B.From 6：30 P.m．t0 8 a.m．
C.From 8：30 a.m．to 6 P.m．D.Between 12 noon and 3 P.m．
In 2008，the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA)wanted to know if all the school lunches served to students were healthy．The answer was a big,fat NO!
The USDA found that most American schools served lunches with too much fat and salt．They also found that most of the fruits and vegetables in the lunches came from cans(罐头)．Canned fruits and vegetables are not as good as fresh ones．
The USDA gives schools food and money to make lunches．But schools make up their own menus．Some make healthy lunches．Most do not．Now the USDA wants all schools to serve more healthy lunches．They want schools to follow the USDA’s guidelines for balanced(均衡)meals．
Mike Sanders，in charge of the USDA in 2008，said the USDA should teach school workers how to make healthier lunches．“A good school lunch is just as important as a good textbook，”Sanders said．He said that children also need to learn about healthy foods．
The USDA is working on a new program--Fresh Start．It will give schools more fresh fruits and vegetables．Fresh Start will also help schools change their lunches to make them healthier．To find the best way to change lunches，the USDA held meetings with parents，school leaders，doctors，and cooks．
Children already eat healthy lunches at Chief Joseph School in North Saratoga，Oregon．They have whole．wheat bread with low-fat cheese．and low-fat milk．
9.What did the USDA find about lunches in most American schools in 2008 ?
A.They were mostly fruits and vegetables．
B.They contained too much fat and salt．
C.Most of them were canned food．
D.Most of them were healthy．
10.What are schools required to do to make the lunches healthy?
A.Provide balanced meals． B.Make up new guidelines．
C.Design their own menus．
D.Cook with more vegetables．
11.What was Mike Sanders?
A.An office secretary． B.A school headmaster．
C.The head of the USDA．D.The director of Fresh Start．
12.What is the goal of the Fresh Start program?
A.Selling fresh fruits and vegetables．
B.Employing good cooks for schools．
C.Helping improve the school lunches．
D.Finding a better way to talk with parents．
Magic(魔法)often forces US not to believe our own eyes or even appears to be breaking the laws of physics or nature! The word“magic”has many different meanings．When a bird appears in a hat or when someone declares that he could see into the future--both can be called magic．When a sick person sudden-1y becomes well or a well person(or eVen animal)becomes ill, magic is the cause．The British author Terry Pratchett uses magic a great deal in his popular Discworld series of books．
Magic has always been used for fun．People enjoy working out in which cup the little ball is or how he knows which card l was thinking of．Harry Houdini was one of the first world-famous magicians—famous for escaping from deadly situations．Recently David Copperfield，or David Blane，has become very popular for his“unbelievable abilities”，such as making the Statue of Liberty disappear or rise．
Magical rings and three-headed dogs may not be real，but does this mean nothing magical really exists? Can you always explain how the magician has done the card trick? Maybe it is better not to explain，but to leave a little magic in our lives．Pick a card,any card．
13.The author explains what magic is in paragraph 1 by __ ．
B.giving causes and effects
C.Listing the time of magical events
D.comparing a healthy person with a sick one
14.Who is mentioned as a great escape artist?
A.David Blane B.Harry Houdini．
C.Terry Pratchett．D.David Copperfield
15.What does the author think of magic?
A.It changes our lives．B.It provides people with fun．
C.It breaks the laws of physics．D.It explains strange things in our lives．
B.It provides people with fun．
C.It breaks the laws of physics．D.It explains strange things in our lives．